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Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has thanked Cancer Control New Zealand for their work over the last ten years. The independent Ministerial advisory committee is being disestablished as its role has been superseded by the progress made in improving...

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  Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced the appointment of a Youth Advisory Panel to ensure the voices of children are included in the review into Child, Youth and Family (CYF). The panel includes eight young people, aged 15 to 23,...

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Auckland house prices have risen so steeply the typical house in our biggest city now costs 10 times the median Auckland household income, Labour's Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. “Barfoot and Thompson reports the median house sale...

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Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to Sydney later this week to attend a meeting of Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers. “This meeting is an important opportunity for Ministers to discuss international issues that affect the region,”...

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The adoption of a hemp seed food standard remains on the horizon, following work requested by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Ministerial Forum earlier this year says Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew. “New Zealand supports a standard allowing...

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Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders are using online services, says Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne. "Kiwis are doing more of their government transactions digitally; by March this year, an average of 45.8 per cent of measured government service...

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More young people are achieving higher qualifications, welfare dependency continues to fall and Kiwis are doing more of their government transactions digitally, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English and State Services Minister Paula Bennett say. The Government...

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A review to increase uptake for the Permanent Forest Sink Initiative is underway and the government is seeking feedback from industry on the proposed changes, says Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew. Introduced in 2006, the Permanent Forest...

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Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson today paid tribute to former Chief Justice of New Zealand, Sir Ronald Davison GBE, CMG, QC, who died last week aged 94. “Sir Ronald was a highly respected New Zealander who made a significant contribution...

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The Maunga Authority received no substantive reports on Mt Eden erosion ahead of its decision to ban vehicles from the summit, Epsom MP David Seymour has revealed. “I have specifically requested information on measured or estimated damage caused...

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